Millions hit in South Korean hack

BBC, July 28, 2011

South Korea has blamed Chinese hackers for stealing data from 35 million accounts on a popular social network. The attacks were directed at the Cyworld website as well as the Nate web portal, both run by SK Communications. Hackers are believed to have stolen phone numbers, email addresses, names and encrypted information about the sites’ many millions of members. It follows a series of recent cyber attacks directed at South Korea’s government and financial firms. Details of the breach were revealed by the Korean Communications Commission. It claimed to have traced the source of the incursion back to computer IP addresses based in China. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14323787

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